In reply to Richard Johanson’s op-ed in The Bee (Dec. 9), that it is time: “to revisit the Second Amendment and modify it to today’s world.” Research shows that an amendment cannot be changed or modified. As I understand, the only way to revisit an amendment is: “by creating a new Amendment with proper new language.”
What would stop the federal government and the non-conformists from replacing the other amendments too? The Second Amendment, “the right to bear arms,” is in the Constitution and shall not be infringed. If the government succeeds with a new anti-gun amendment, confiscating over 260 million guns would be an unbearable, impossible task.
Millions of gun owners would not give up their guns that easily. Blood in the streets would be the norm. It is the lawbreakers and those who hate America who are doing the killings, not gun owners. I agree, strict gun-controlled sales should be in place, and every person who buys a gun should be fingerprinted, show a required photo identification and obey a mandatory two-week waiting period.
The 1968 Gun Control Act banned public sales of automatic assault weapons. You cannot buy these assault-type weapons. Protect and safeguard our Constitution at all cost.
Manuel Madrid, Reedley